Questions tagged [display]

The display tag should be used for display and video related issues. Questions about hardware issues and what display to buy are off-topic.

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Second HDMI Monitor Not Displaying

Today, the HDMI port does not seem to be transmitting to the external HDMI monitor I've used for more than a year. Using fully updated Loki. I've checked cable connections. Monitor has power but ...
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Unable to interact with lockscreen after installing bumble bee

I recently installed bumblebee to set my Nvidia gpu as default for steam. After reboot the lock screen or any display never came up, so I booted into recovery and purged bumblebee, Upon next reboot, ...
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How can I change windows scaling for different display resolution? (and rotation problem!!)

I really enjoy ElementaryOS and I want it to be my everyday operating system, but I have some issues... I'm currently running 3 monitors: one 4K, and two more displays (lower resolution) in vertical ...
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How to add 1920x1080 Display option and make it survive restart

I have elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera installed in VirtualBox 6.1.10. The display size 1920x1080 is not offered in the display settings. I have done the following to temporarily add the option. In terminal ...
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Dell WD19TB and ElementaryOS

I have a Dell wd19TB thunderbolt dock and it seems to work fine with ElementaryOS until I try to disable the Laptop display and only use my external displays. I am trying to disable the laptop display ...
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Display detection stopped working

Overnight one of my monitors stopped working just like that. The monitor itself works fine so is the port and hdmi cable it works on. I suspect one of the recent patches might broke it but no idea ...
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How to change screen dpi in elementary Freya?

I have 1440x900 pixels (411x263 millimeters or 16.14173x10.11811 inches approximately) monitor and my resolution according to xdpyinfo is 89X87 dots per inch. But it should be 89.2x88.94 isn't it? Do ...
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emails from gmail account not syncing

Since yesterday emails from gmail account are not being downloaded at all - I have elementary OS installed on another laptop and I have experienced no problems. Any ideas how to fix it?
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Brightness calibration via keyboard shortcut

When I set the brightness to the minimum it stays at zero visibility, which seems to me as a calibration error. It's very frustrating if you don't have keyboard shortcuts to increase it again.
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Black screen on locking the elementary OS with windows + L key

I installed Elementary OS a couple of days back. The windows + L key worked fine till sometime back but when i now do the same the screen turns black and i have no other option but to force shutdown ...
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5.0 Juno - There is no display on videos

I just start using elementary os 5.0 juno today and after installiation, system showed update notifications. After 13 programs updated, i opened a video and there is no display but video continued and ...
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Display colors gets bad after some time of using it

i have been using it for 3 days after a fresh install and now the colors of my display is oversaturated blue is more purple and orange is more red. It was quite good and similar to what i use to see ...
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Black Screen after Login from Lock or Sleep or suspend mode

My setup: NUC i5-10210U 1.60 GHz EOS 5.1.6 Hera Intel UHD Graphics (rev.02) When I login in the morning after locking the machine the night before I login successfully but then my screen is black. I ...
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How to roll back a video driver from the command line?

I decided to try to install the proprietary nVidia drivers. It should have been the '390 drivers but I installed '340 instead (forgot which graphics card I had). Now, when I reboot, the login screen ...
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Mouse lagging after some hours of working (not sure about graphics)

I'm facing an annoying problem, after several hours after reboot, the mouse pointer starts to lag apparently for no reason. I tought it was a graphic driver problem, so I switched to nomodeset drivers ...
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Monitor type wrongly detected in Hera

Having used Loki for several years I have just updated to Hera. All my hardware is the same. Just a complete software upgrade. Works well except Hera recognises my Samsung 40” tv as a Samsung 7”. The ...
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How do I get Elementary OS to detect my display?

In my display settings, it states, "Unknown Display". How do I fix this? My monitor is 2560x1440 and the given resolutions are only 16:10 or 4:3 aspect ratios, none of which match my screen ...
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Display resolution

I'm a begineer user of a Elementary OS; can anybody help me to indicate how can I have a good resolution of display? After instalation of Elementary OS is diponible only 4:3. Thank you!
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Inverted colors in all the system

In random time, my screen looks like when i active contrst mode, but the problem is that i cant see nothing, all the white parts o texts tunr into black and same for blacks turning into white, i check ...
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Heavy graphics artifacts on elementary Videos, and Youtube on Epiphany browser

I am getting some extravagant 'infrared-camera-looking' artifacts both on a Youtube livestream and also when I try to play an H.264 coded video in elementary Videos. I tried installing many codec ...
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Black screen of death after trying to run elementary OS on 2011 MacBook Pro

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro which has been running Snow Leopard without a hitch for several years. I have tried previously to boot from USB on this MacBook, with no success, and I had the ...
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BUG: Display settings not applied until login

I've installed Juno release and all it's amazing, except that when I block my notebook, that have a secondary display, the display settings is lost. My notebook is on the left side and my main screen ...
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Unkown display causing elongated screenshot

I'm facing some problems with the display. I had this previously but I cannot exactly remember how I solved it then... Okay here is the thing: What have I tired, didn't work this time: https://...
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Setting right profile for external monitor HP E243d

I have HP Elitebook g3 connected to external monitor HP 24" monitor via USB-C and I can't get colours on external monitor even close to what is on Laptop - laptop screen is fine, dragging and ...
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Two displays one wont turn off

I have two displays and i'd like to shut off the display on my laptop but it won't turn off. I must be missing something but I don't know what. I turn it off in the settings menu but it still stays ...
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Change resolution when running in Hyper-V

What am I missing? I've got Elementary running in Hyper-V, but the only screen resolution available to me is 1152x864. EDIT: Of course I figure it out as soon as I post. For the record, it was ...
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External display stuck at 30hz

My external display only has a 30HZ option...., what's up with that? How can I make it 60? Running Juno 5.0 on MP late 2015 It just seems to work now, I guess an update was posted :?
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Lenovo Thinkpad External Monitor Issue

I'm running the latest eOs Juno with all the latest updates. Unfortunately upon restarting my laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad T460P) the external monitor stopped working and I'm unable to figure out how to ...
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Resolution changes after nvidia proprietary drivers installed

After installing nvidia 390 drivers I rebooted to find my screen locked to a 1280x1024 resolution, with no option to change it. What should I do?
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Mac Mini HDMI output not working (elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera; Mac Mini mid-2011)

I just installed elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera on my mac mini (mid-2011). However, I am not getting any video output on my HDMI out port. Only the DP output works. Here is the output of xrandr: Screen 0: ...
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After rearraning displays, the mouse buttons stop working

I just installed eOS and tried to rearrange the screens. Once I rearrange the displays in the menu, so that my main display is to the right and not to the left, the mouse buttons stop working. I have ...
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Windows Tiling in Elementary OS 5.1

I have tried to implement a solution to accomplish at least 4 windows tiling, Elementary seems to do only vertical 2 sides windows tiling as detailed here. I tried and failed with the instructions ...
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Elementary OS greeter screen resolution issue

I am definitely stuck with the problem. I may change user session screen resolution easily, but the greeter stays with ugly unreadable microscopic text. I have read multiple "solutions" ...
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After running software updates via AppCenter, external monitor is significantly dropping frames

Using a Dell D3100 with a Dell Inspiron 3153. Operating system is: Elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera Built on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Linux 5.3.0-59-generic GTK 3.22.30 Running DisplayLink Driver version 5.3.1 for ...
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Zoomed in when Mirrored

I am using elementary OS 5.1.4 Hera, when I connect my my laptop to an external screen and turn Mirror Display (ON) my laptop screen is so zoomed that I cant see most of the screen no matter what. As ...
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I am looking to create a shortcut to put the display to sleep

When I'm running a task in Elementary that takes a prolonged time, I'd like to switch off the display until an event like the mouse moving or keystroke "wakes" it back up again. On MacOS and Windows ...
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Application window can't be moved because it is positioned above the monitor boundary after external monitor is connected

I work with two monitors, and this is their configuration: When I am in this configuration, new application windows that have not been opened since I connected the external monitor are positioned ...
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How to make entire display grayscale?

I'm trying to make the entire display grayscale in elementaryOS, it's not already present under the native Accessibility settings. I've tried the advice listed here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/...
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Lenovo 330 multiple displays

I have a Lenovo 330 Laptop and in Win10 I run three additional monitors from a USB C hub. Elementary only sees the laptop screen and one additional monitor. Is there some way to find all the ...
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Screen options - two screens - I ask what is it for?

I have a compliment and criticism to make. I really like the (basic) look and in general, it works very well and I give it 5 stars. But there is a star that fails. When there are updates, it is ...
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Display Issues after update

I updated my OS last March 4, 2017. After the update, I have the following display issues. 1) Laptop display is shown as Unknown Display 2) Laptop display brightness cannot be adjusted 3) External ...
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Displays failing to set a resolution on a triple monitor setup

System Specs System: Host: elementary-2950x Kernel: 5.0.0-37-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Gnome Distro: elementary OS 5.1 Hera Machine: Device: desktop System: PC Specialist product: Amd X399 ...
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failure to turn off display

I wanted to turn off my display when I lock. I am hoping to link the command to a shortcut but I cant turn off my display. tried sleep 1 && xset dpms force off The display just turns back ...
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Screen doesn't turn off after firmware upgrade

I've always been able to turn the screen off by lowering the screen brightness. The last step would turn the screen off. But since I recently did a firmware upgrade using fwupdmgr this doesn't work ...
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Annoying dual-screen window placement issues

Generally most things work well for me on 5.1, but I have one annoying issue. I have an external monitor connected to my laptop via HDMI, and have it set as my primary screen (to the right of my ...
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Screensaver in Elementary OS - how to disable it?

I cannot find any information about disabling screensaver in Elementary OS. It is possible that it is connected to another app installed on my computer? Best regards, Matthew
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Yellow tinge to screen after installing elementary OS

I have just installed elementary OS Hera 5.1 on my 2011 Macbook Pro. I have noticed that my screen now has a yellowish tinge to it. It goes back to normal after a while so at first I thought it might ...
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Monitor settings do not work. Cannot disable integrated screen of the laptop

In monitor settings at System settings, after re-ordering the screens correctly, if I want to disable the internal screen, even after disabling it the laptop screen will still be on and show Pantheon. ...
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changing/disabling color profile

I'm using a large TV as my monitor for elementary os. When I use spotify, It's too dark. In Ubuntu i could fix this by disabling the color profile through gnome settings. How can I do this in ...
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Black flickering login screen after update

After updating nVidia: Instead of graphic splash screen with elementary logo, system boots in a verbose text mood At the end, when XWindows starts, the screen just flickers I cannot even open a non ...

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